Dáil debates

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Financial Resolutions 2020 - Financial Resolution No. 7: General (Resumed)

 

2:00 pm

Photo of Mary ButlerMary Butler (Waterford, Fianna Fail)

I am sorry; I was not informed. There will also be significant investment in community beds, which will provide intermediate care, including more than 600 new rehabilitation beds.

We are bringing a renewed focus on dementia care in this budget to address the challenges faced by people living with this condition and for those who care for them. I am pleased to announce that €12.9 million has been allocated across the 2021 budget to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families to assist them to live well in their communities. This includes 11 new dementia advisers to ensure a full team of 30 advisers are in place throughout the country by the end of 2021.

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